I am using 18 gage floral wire and curling it then putting a ball of gumpaste on the end. Whenever I instert it in my cake the weight of it causes it to move/fall and put a tear in the fondant. I see many people use them and I was just wondering what your tips and tricks for them to stay where you want them.
I use a tiny coffee stir straw - cut it to the height of the cake, insert where the wire will go, put the wire inside it - the cake/icing inside the straw help to hold it in place. You don't want the wire directly touching the cake that will be consumed, so the stir straw keeps a barrier there too.
I use coffee stirrers also.
Ditto what MJoycake said!
Thanks so much, I had the wires coated in chocolate so they weren't touching, but I never thought of coffee stirrers...thanks so much, I will be using them soon.
I like to put several of the wires in one drinking straw filled with melted chocolate. I like the look of the wires bursting out from one place in the cake instead of them stuck in individually